DUI Lawyer in Phoenix
Understanding DUI Penalties
If you have been charged with driving under the influence, the Wallin Law Firm can advise you on Arizona DUI laws and the penalties for this crime. DUI statutes can be difficult to understand due to the many laws that cover this offense. An experienced Phoenix DUI attorney should always be consulted following a DUI arrest to sort out any confusion about your charges. You need to know where you stand and what to expect as your case moves forward, particularly if this is your second or third
DUI arrest. Our lawyers will thoroughly review your DUI charges, inform you of the laws that pertain to your particular situation, and discuss all of your legal options. We will also make sure you know the potential outcomes of your case.
Phoenix DUI Attorney
DUI can be either a misdemeanor or felony, depending on the circumstances of the case. They can also be classified as Extreme or
Super Extreme. The severity of a DUI charge is usually determined by blood alcohol content levels above .08%, from .15% to .19% and above .20%. Prior convictions for DUI are also taken into consideration, as well as the time between arrests.
Penalties for DUI can include:
- Jail time
- Court-ordered counseling
- Driver's license revocation
- Community Service
- Mandatory ignition interlock device installation
A first-time DUI offense with a BAC level above .080% can result in 10 to 180 days in jail, and fines in excess of $1,500. You may also end up on probation for five years. Jail time for Aggravated DUI, which is a felony, is usually a minimum of 4 months plus fines of up to $150,000.
DUI can be a serious charge with harsh penalties. If you have been arrested for DUI, we will work to get charges minimized or dropped whenever possible. If necessary, we will present a strong defense at trial on your behalf.
Contact a Phoenix DUI Penalties Lawyer
from the Wallin Law Firmto find out the laws regarding DUI and to get help with your case.